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Creamy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta

by anny

Looking for a delicious, easy-to-make weeknight meal? Look no further than this Creamy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta! This recipe is full of flavor and is sure to impress the whole family. Plus, it’s ready in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights. Get ready to dig into this delicious dish!

Creamy cajun chicken and sausage pasta is a delicious, easy to make weeknight meal. This dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the cajun seasoning, and the chicken and sausage are both cooked to perfection. The pasta is cooked in a creamy sauce, making it super rich and flavorful. This meal is sure to please everyone at the table!

This recipe is easy to follow and yields a flavorful, creamy dish that’s sure to please the entire family. Even better, it can be made in one pot for easy cleanup.

Tips:  

1. If you want a truly creamy pasta, be sure to use heavy cream instead of milk.

2. To make the sauce even richer, add some grated Parmesan cheese to it.

3. For an extra kick of flavor, throw in some Cajun seasoning to the sauce.

4. Don’t forget to cook the pasta al dente according to package directions – this will ensure that it doesn’t get overcooked and mushy when you add it to the sauce later on.

Notes:

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken and sausage. It’s also a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.

If you don’t have any Cajun seasoning, you can make your own by mixing together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and thyme.

I like to use rotini pasta in this dish because it holds onto the sauce well, but you can use any type of pasta you like.

This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat. Just add a little extra milk or cream when reheating to get the sauce back to its original consistency.

Conclusion & Recipe:

In conclusion, this Creamy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta dish is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a classic comfort food. It is hearty and filling, yet light enough that you don’t have to worry about feeling too full or bloated. The spice from the Cajun seasoning give the dish an extra zing, while the creamy sauce helps to balance out the heat. This dish is sure to become a new family favorite!

Creamy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta

This recipe is easy to follow and yields a flavorful, creamy dish that's sure to please the entire family.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp butter unsalted, sliced
  • 1 lb. Chicken breasts
  • 6 oz. 6 oz.
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms sliced
  • Cajun seasoning to your taste
  • Italian seasoning to your taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste, optional
  • Creamy Parmesan Sauce:
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth sodium free
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated for the best results
  • Sea salt to taste.
  • Pasta:
  • 8 oz. penne pasta

Instructions
 

  • Pasta:
  • Cook the pasta in salty water following the instructions on package. Drain the pasta and place in a bowl.
  • Sausages, chicken, and mushrooms
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. You will cook it whole if you don't slice it yet. Cut sausage into quarter inch rounds and cut mushrooms.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is heated, add whole breasts to it and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes each side. This will take about 8-10 minutes. Place the chicken on a plate. Slice into strips.
  • Slice the sausage and brown them in a skillet on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes each side, until they are darker around the edges. Transfer the sausage from the skillet to a plate.
  • Heat a little water in a saucepan. Add the 2nd tablespoon butter to the skillet and then add the sliced mushrooms . (Add more butter if necessary). Sauté the mushrooms until they are tender and start to turn dark. Once they are cooked, take them out of the pan.
  • Sauce:
  • Make the sauce by adding the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the pan. Let it melt, then fry the garlic in it until it becomes slightly brown - this will only take a few minutes. Then add chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce to the saucepan. Finally, heat heavy cream until it comes to a simmer. Mix in Cajun seasoning and paprika.
  • To thicken the sauce, add Parmesan cheese to the mixture. Salt to taste.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and mix well. Then, add the sausages, chicken and mushrooms to the pan. Heat for 2 minutes. To keep the heat in, close the lid. Serve immediately